Show ContentsAbery History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Abery surname lived in one of the places called Appery in the counties of Somerset, Gloucestershire, and Northumberland. This family may have also originated near the Appery Bridge, which was in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Abery family

The surname Abery was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Abery family

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Abery Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Abery are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Abery include: Abrey, Abray, Abery, Abry, Abrahee, Abrahe and many more.

Early Notables of the Abery family (pre 1700)

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United States Abery migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Abery or a variant listed above:

Abery Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Abery, who arrived in Maryland in 1670 [1]

Australia Abery migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Abery Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Abery, (Abrey), (b. 1798), aged 33, English brick layer who was convicted in Wiltshire, England for 7 years for machine breaking, transported aboard the "Eliza" on 2nd February 1831, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1852 [2]
  • Mr. William Abery, English convict who was convicted in Surrey, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Bardaster" on 7th September 1835, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [3]

New Zealand Abery migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Abery Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • B. C. Abery, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Endymion" in 1873

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 28th February 2022). Retrieved from
  3. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th September 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook